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By Patricia H. Werhane, Alan E. Singer (auth.), Patricia H. Werhane, Alan E. Singer (eds.)

This e-book originated in a symposium on company ethics that came about within the college of trade on the collage of Canterbury in September of 1997. Professor Werhane, who used to be a traveling Erskine Fellow, supplied the keynote handle, and plenty of of the papers during this assortment have been initially awarded at this symposium. we're thankful to Kluwer Publishers for the chance to put up those essays of their sequence on foreign enterprise Ethics. we wish to thank the Olsson heart for utilized Ethics on the Darden college, collage of Virginia, and the Erskine belief and the dep. of administration on the college of Canterbury for his or her aid of Professor Werhane's fellowship, study for this article, and investment for its construction. We specially are looking to thank Lisa Spiro, who copy-edited and ready the manuscript for book. advent AND evaluate This booklet originated in a symposium on enterprise ethics that came about within the college of trade, on the collage of Canterbury, in September 1997. Professor Werhane, who was once a vacationing Erskine Fellow, supplied the keynote deal with. Contributions to the complaints have been. inter-disciplinary, spanning idea and perform. next contributions have been got from inside of New Zealand and from Asia. The booklet starts on relatively a pessimistic observe: the hot managerialism (the type of factor Scott Adams jokes approximately within the world-famous Dilbert cartoons) is economically suspect and psychologically damaging.

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I don't have any conflicts with it [the new culture] because it's what I believe too. And I've just tried to become more like it wherever I am ... " Still other employees reported, or displayed, being unaware of any changes in their attitudes or behavior since the introduction of the new culture. These latter employees were most likely to express enthusiastically favorable views toward the new culture and to believe that they possess the appropriate values and characteristics. RESISTANCE Other elements and processes of the new culture that are not generally observable by employees effect doubt or dissent that is repressed and denied.

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We appeal to that for reinforcement of facts, even though it may have distorting effects. The result in either case is a Rashomon Effect. Yet we seldom are aware of the "frame" or mental model at work, nor do we attempt to reframe the narratives we employ. If my thesis is not mistaken, it is important, morally important, to understand the constructive nature and limits of narratives so that we can have a clearer view of our knowledge of, and our stories about, environmental sustainability, consumption, economic growth, and the role of business.

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